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- cannot get "survey" page to send to my email address "" Keep getting "HTTP 404 not found". I know this is addressing and hope someone can tell me where I went wrong. I will be glad to write a check to someone who can help me. I am desparate to resolve the problem...

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You betcha! but you might wanna make sure and wait for another person here to confirm this as I am unsure. Better yet, why don't you ask the iPage guys because they can answer you better...

Comment #1

No e-mail comes through. Checked source code - address for e-mail is there. confirmation statement appears a/c coding. Still trying to figure this one out...

Comment #2

Havent looked at your code to see what you're trying to use to send it, is it just a normal mailto or cgi?..

Comment #3

Ok, go.


For an easy tutorial for what you want to do..

Comment #4

Or just try this code out:.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">.




<script language=javascript>.

Function sendIt(to,cc, bcc, subject, body){."mailto:"+to+"?cc="+cc+"&bcc="+bcc+"&subject="+subject+"&body="+body ;.;.





<form name=email>.

<input type=text name=to>To<br>.

<input type=text name=cc>CC<br>.

<input type=text name=bcc>BCC<br>.

<input type=text name=subject>Subject<br>.

<textarea cols=32 rows=16 name=body></textarea>Message<br>.


<input type=button value=Send onClick="sendIt(,, email.bcc.value, email.subject.value, email.body.value)">.

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<input type=button value=Clear onClick="">.




Comment #5

You can't have this.


Always put quotes around your attributes...

Comment #6

Got a little further this time. Got a different response. using the "quotes around" mail to: Seems like progress..

Now I get - Thank you for submitting form. OK.

Then another alert: This form is being submitted via e-mail. Being submitted w/o ecryption. You may continue or cancel this submission. OK.

THEN THE EMAIL SHOWED UP forwarded by Microsoft Explorer as POSTDATA.att file attachment. Trying to open it...

Comment #7

That is what you get for using the mailto: tag. you can't stop that popup from coming up unless you use a serverside language of some sorts...

Comment #8

And, if you want to get around the .dat file, use the code I pasted above...

Comment #9

I am totally confused. DR. Web. where do I put the info to generate the form I created. My form works fine but don't see how I can input the method you suggest to get it to send...

Comment #10

You'd have to put it into the body of the email. Show us your COMPLETE web page code, and I'll help ya out...

Comment #11

Here it is: Survey page of.

All of it would not fit. This is the info in the HTML block on the site:.

<P align=right><I><STRONG><FONT color=#0000ff>Please assist us by completing the following survey.<BR></FONT></STRONG><B><FONT size=1>MS Excel and Access Usage #301</FONT></B></I></P>.

<FORM name=user_feedback58 onsubmit="" action=mailto: method=post>.


<LI><B><I><FONT face=Helvetica,Arial,Sans-Serif size=2>Which software application does your company currently use?<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></I></B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio CHECKED value=Excel2002 name=ExcelUsage>Excel 2002&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio value=Excel2000 name=ExcelUsage>Excel 2000&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio value=Excel97 name=ExcelUsage>Excel 97<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio CHECKED value=Access2002 name=AccessUsage>Access 2002&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio value=Access2000 name=AccessUsage>Access 2000&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<INPUT type=radio value=Access97 name=AccessUsage>Access 97.

<LI><FONT face=Helvetica,Arial,Sans-Serif size=2><B><I>At&nbsp;what level does your&nbsp;staff currently use Excel or Access?<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </I><U>Excel</U><I>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <U>Access</U><BR></I></B></FONT>General&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=checkbox value=GeneralExcel name=GeneralExcel>Basic worksheets, charts,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=checkbox value=GeneralAccess name=GeneralAccess>Data input, database creation<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;data input&nbsp;<BR>Intermediate<INPUT type=checkbox value=IntermedExcel name=IntermedExcel>Advanced formulas, functions, <INPUT type=checkbox value=IntermedAccess name=IntermedAccess> Reports, form design, queries <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;macros&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<BR>Advanced&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=checkbox value=AdvancedExcel name=AdvancedExcel>Pivot tables, custom reports,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=checkbox value=AdvancedAccess name=AdvancedAccess>Custom queries, advanced forms,&nbsp;<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;custom forms&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;VBA , SQL.

<LI><FONT face=Helvetica,Arial,Sans-Serif size=2><B><I>Would your company benefit from training at higher levels of Excel or Access?</I></B><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio CHECKED value=Yes name=BenefitYes>Yes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio value=No name=BenefitYes>No</FONT>.

<LI><FONT face=Helvetica,Arial,Sans-Serif size=2><B><I>At&nbsp;what level would your company prefer to hire in the future?</I></B><BR></FONT><FONT face=Helvetica,Arial,Sans-Serif size=2><B><I>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </I><U>Excel</U><I>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <U>Access</U><BR></I></B></FONT>General&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=checkbox value=GeneralExcel2 name=GeneralExcel2>Basic worksheets, charts,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=checkbox value=GeneralAccess2 name=GeneralAccess2>Data input, database creation<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;data input&nbsp;<BR>Intermediate<INPUT type=checkbox value=IntermedExcel2 name=IntermedExcel2>Advanced formulas, functions, <INPUT type=checkbox value=IntermedAccess2 name=IntermedAccess2> Reports, form design, queries <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;macros&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<BR>Advanced&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=checkbox value=AdvancedExcel2 name=AdvancedExcel2>Pivot tables, custom reports,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=checkbox value=AdvancedAccess2 name=AdvancedAccess2>Custom queries, advanced forms,&nbsp;<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs p;&nbsp;&nbsp; custom forms&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;VBA , SQL.

<LI><FONT face=Helvetica,Arial,Sans-Serif size=2><B><I>Would an individual with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification be of&nbsp;benefit to your company?<BR></I></B>Excel&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio CHECKED value=Yes2 name=MOSYes>Yes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio value=No2 name=MOSYes>No</FONT></LI></OL>.

<P><FONT face=Helvetica,Arial,Sans-Serif size=2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Access &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio CHECKED value=Yes3 name=AccessYes>Yes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <INPUT type=radio value=No3 name=AccessYes>No</FONT>&nbsp;</P>.




<TD align=right>First Name:</TD>.

<TD align=left><INPUT maxLength=72 name=first_name></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>Last Name:</TD>.

<TD align=left><INPUT maxLength=72 name=last_name></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>Company Name:</TD>.

<TD align=left><INPUT maxLength=72 name=company_name></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>Address Line 1:</TD>.

<TD align=left><INPUT maxLength=72 name=addr1></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>Address Line 2:</TD>.

<TD align=left><INPUT maxLength=72 name=addr2></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>City:</TD>.

<TD align=left><INPUT maxLength=72 name=city></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>State:</TD>.

<TD align=left><INPUT maxLength=72 name=state></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>ZIP/Postal Code:</TD>.

<TD align=left><INPUT maxLength=72 name=zip></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>Daytime Phone:</TD>.

<TD align=left>(<INPUT maxLength=3 size=3 name=day_phone_1>) <INPUT maxLength=3 size=3 name=day_phone_2> - <INPUT maxLength=4 size=4 name=day_phone_3></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>Fax:</TD>.

<TD align=left>(<INPUT maxLength=3 size=3 name=fax_1>) <INPUT maxLength=3 size=3 name=fax_2> - <INPUT maxLength=4 size=4 name=fax_3></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>E-Mail:</TD>.

<TD align=left><INPUT maxLength=72 name=email></TD></TR>.


<TD align=right>Comments:</TD>.

<TD align=left><TEXTAREA name=comments rows=4></TEXTAREA></TD></TR>.

<TR align=middle>.

<TD colSpan=2><INPUT onclick="document.user_feedback58.return_url.value=window.location.href;alert('Thank you. Your message has been submitted.');" type=submit value=Send name=Send></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></FORM>..

Comment #12

Oooooohkaydokay. Thats some form. I'm going to have to say either leave it in the .dat file format, or go with server side processing. There is just so much info, with a .dat file or with the method I posted... you'll have some ugly emails coming through. Text all mushed together..

This form is really better suited for server side processing anyway. YOu'd want to keep all this in a database..

If you want to see how it would look, take the code I posted and run it in a browser. Send an email to yourself, but make sure to put a lot of comments in the textarea. You;ll see how .... not user friendly the fomatting comes out. It can be ugly when you rely on the mailto attribute...

Comment #13

That is some form, he'd be better of passing it through formmail, blindwillie look in your cgi-bin to see if you have anything with a .pl extension and has some variation of the word "mail" in it, eg:, and tell us..

Comment #14

Trying suggestions now. searched for .pl and cgi-bin and got text files with no mention of mail..

Trying Dr. Web suggestion which I will run on page 3 on my web iPage site to see if it will work. May need to give up on this and find a consultant. Time is running out. Working on suggestions now...

Comment #15

Tested Dr. Web suggestion. Modified to shorten and got it to send through. All the + + are there dividing the text. Get the caution pop-up regarding encryption. This however, doesn't give me what I need..

The form was orginally put together in FrontPage 98 which is supposed to have the mailform capability. Now trying to integrate Dr. Web suggestion to get it come through...

Comment #16

I don't see any front page extensions in that code, so you are not using frontpage 98 mailform. also if you were then your host has to support frontpage extensions...

Comment #17

OK... you told me that the compnay that host your iPage site doens't support PHP (which I still can't believe but.

) but do they support ASP? Maybe we can make something that'll work with ASP?..

Comment #18

Reply from host:I apologize but our servers doesn't support PHP, ASP or CGI scripting for online forms..

Comment #19

What kind of crappy host is that?!? Are you paying for this?..

Comment #20

My apologies. This is a preformatted web development site. I can choose to have them host various features they provide for a fee. My deal with them is I receive 5 pages/2 e-mails for $90 per year and design the iPage site from their selections for image and provide my own verbage...

Comment #21

90$ US?!? for that? Sorry... don't mean to be an a$$ here... but that's alot for... well.... nothing! Wow.... you're getting duped!..

Comment #22

Actually for what he is getting it is ok. I have all the works and pay $300 a year. $90 a year is only $7.50 a month, not bad actually..

Comment #23

Fine... but she could pay that.... Canadian!.

Check here!..

Comment #24

$90 does seem a little steep for not having what one would think standard these days like php, cgi etc....

Try having a look at.


Guys, they charge 20 pounds a year for what seems to be a decent package...

Comment #25

So you have no choice but to use the mailto then, bummer!.

Here try this if you havent got anywhere with the dr's code:.

Replace this:.

<FORM action="mailto:.

" method=post ><MAILTO="SAVERESULTS" S-Label-Fields="TRUE" S-Format="TEXT/CSV" U-File="C:My DocumentsMy Webs_private orm_results.txt"><A href="mailto:" ENCTYPE="text/plain">.

Also you're missing loads of quotes, like here.

<INPUT type=submit value=Submit name=B1>.

Should be:.

<input type="submit" value="submit" name="b1">.

Two lines above your opening <form> tag you have some meta's, put them between the head tags, actually you could just delete those you've got there!.

Give this a try see if it works, it won't look pretty the email you get though, it will be in one long line!..

Comment #26

Html attributes can be coded without quotes if there are no special charecters or spaces...

Comment #27

Hey I didn't know that, you really do learn something new everyday!..

Comment #28

Thank you all for your help. Input changes suggested and it does come back to me. I reformatted the radio and checkboxes to make it easier to desipher upon return and can now send out the form. It's not perfect but I will be able to collect the data I need. I am going to continue to improve it and maybe next time I correspond I will be more experience. Again thank you. You all have been a great resource...

Comment #29


God don't tell giz that.



Attributes don't have to have quotes if they contain only.








; I have said that many times in the past. If the attribute value contains anything else then it.


Be enclosed in quotes, however in HTML 4.01 it is.


To quote.


Attribute values...

Comment #30

Just out of curiosity blindwillie could you tell us who your host is..

Comment #31

Allowed me to design from wide range of templates, used building blocks including HTML, and other free features included being able to review statistics on each page..

Guess what? Somehow, my form being routed through MS Explorer showed up in this format after I implemented your suggestions and simplified my form name coding. Now I can dump and convert to a database. This is GREAT. People who have tested for me say they are not bothered by the popup encryption a/c not sending any sensitive info anyway..

Subject: Form posted from Microsoft Internet Explorer.





Comment #32

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.